Develop your skills with our in-house CPD courses!

Here at Simply Education, we invest in the training of our supply staff. Our dedicated Education Development Managers provide a fantastic selection of in-house Continuous Professional Development courses - including certified safeguarding training, behaviour management and positive handling - to all registered candidates.
Below you will find further details of the wide range of courses that our Education Development Managers have on offer.

A half day course to cover a wide range of effective teaching strategies to help ensure pupils make great progress.
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Face to Face

Advanced Teaching Skills Workshop

Our approach to behaviour management is based on maintaining the maximum focus on learning in the classroom. Our webinar allows attendees to discuss four classroom scenarios (based on common challenges we have seen during over 1100 lesson observations). The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will then elaborate, where necessary, to share the good practice we have seen for each scenario.
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Webinar

Behaviour Management

Our approach to behaviour management is based on maintaining the maximum focus on learning in the classroom. Our webinar allows attendees to discuss four classroom scenarios (from the TA’s perspective – with small groups, targeted individuals and while used for general support). The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will then elaborate, where necessary, to share the good practice we have seen for each scenario.
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Webinar

Behaviour Management for Teaching Assistants

An Education Endowment Foundation study shows that there is a ‘best way’ to use TA’s skills to support learning, and a least productive way (which is quite common in schools!). We discuss how TAs should be employed to help pupils learn best and retain what they learn through and how to structure their briefing and debriefing for maximum impact. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Best Use of TAs for Intervention (for Teachers and TAs):

A one day course to introduce / refresh key skills and raise awareness of the required qualities and latest standards / expectations for practicing Cover Supervisors.
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Virtual

Cover Supervisor Training

Based on a fun summary of bad teaching practice in one of our Teaching Skills Resources called ’39 Steps to Teaching Hell’, this webinar looks to explore good teaching practice from the perspective of avoiding the poor practices included. As this is still in the planning phase we may develop more than one of these webinars to cover four ‘strategies to avoid’ in each. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Don’t Do This! (Avoiding poor practice)

This one day course is designed to refresh key EYFS skills and update awareness of the latest standards as outlined in the 2017 EYFS framework.
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Face to Face

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One

If feedback is to make rapid and sustained impact on learning, it needs to be given when and how pupils can digest and act on it to improve subsequent work. It cannot be overly onerous for you or them, otherwise it is quickly devalued and becomes almost pointless. Our effective feedback webinar asks some reflective questions and prompts thought about essential and efficient feedback styles, redefining purpose and offering strategies that work. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Effective Feedback

Most teachers talk too much. That means pupils are having to listen attentively for long periods of time, which is harder for some than others. Conversely, pupils like to talk, and teachers don’t let them enough. This webinar explores positive strategies to use talk for learning, so that engagement levels are higher and the classroom a more enjoyable place to work. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Effective Teacher Talk

Candidates are expected to undertake online interviews in the time of lockdown, even though many have little experience of doing so. In the comfort of your own home it is easy to appear too relaxed or to be off-guard in front of an interviewer who may have completed many more online interviews. Our aim is to help prepare the candidates for both the interview content / typical questions AND the best approach to take in an online forum.
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Webinar

Get the Job (interview practice webinar)

This 2 day course will raise awareness of the approaches taken by effective teachers and teaching assistants working with very challenging pupils in Special Schools.
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Virtual

Introduction to SEN Teaching

A two day course to refresh key skills and update awareness of latest standards / expectations specifically designed for teachers returning to teaching after a prolonged absence or moving from a permanent / overseas position into supply teaching in England and Wales.
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Virtual

Introduction to Supply Teaching

Modelling learning may seem like second nature to many teachers and TAs. Basic modelling is common in classrooms, and is often done well, but not always. The more exciting forms of modelling are less common and have a great impact on the rate of learning. It is the aim of this webinar to share those strategies and re-inspire teachers and TAs to use them through the exploration of four controversial questions. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Modelling Learning

This half-day course will help QTS teachers who are about to start or are part way through their NQT Induction year.
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Virtual

NQT Induction Year Support Part 1

The second part of the course (half-day) will both deepen and widen the support offered
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Face to Face

NQT Induction Year Support – Part 2

Already thinking of the next step in your teaching career? Completing your NQT Induction Year successfully opens the door to a career in thousands more schools across England and Wales than you would otherwise have access to.
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Face to Face

NQT University CPD Offer

In the PLT webinar we discuss the background to the changes and current guidelines, likely learning space issues, differences between approaches in primary and secondary schools, impacts of continued apathy of some of the cohort, day-to-day teaching considerations and who the catch-up plans may and may not benefit. We will discuss expectations and likely strategies in use to both help pupils return to school successfully and catch-up on missed work as quickly as possible after months at home.
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Virtual

Post Lockdown Teaching (PLT)

In our many lesson observations, lessons are too commonly ended with either a brief, superficial plenary (check of understanding gained in the lesson) or none at all (because time was poorly managed). This webinar reinforces the purpose of the plenary at the end of the lesson (and mini-plenaries throughout the lesson), and discusses best practice to both value / celebrate learning from the lesson and allow the teacher to judge progress made (in order to inform planning and teaching in the subsequent lesson(s). The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Powerful Plenaries

This half-day course is designed to move teachers on from one-at-a-time, hands-up questioning that leaves many pupils disengaged and bored; a common symptom of underperformance.
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Face to Face

Questioning for Engagement

Pupils learn at different rates, are able to process and apply that learning at different rates, and are able to retain that learning for different durations. You would be forgiven if you thought we were going to discuss differentiation here! We are, from an ‘access to learning’ perspective, but the hard-core differentiation is discussed in the next webinar! In this webinar, we dissect four common barriers to learning and explore the best way to help the pupils affected enjoy their learning as much as their peers. The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Webinar

Removing Barriers to Learning

A variety of SG courses are in use at present, including the old Generalist Safeguarding (SG), new Online Safeguarding (OSG) and the new Safeguarding Webinar (SGW).
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Face to Face

Safeguarding Courses

A half day course to refresh key skills and raise awareness of the requirements / expectations for all teachers regarding the new ‘0-25 SEN Code of Practice’.
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Face to Face

Special Education Needs (Disability) Update

A half day course to refresh key skills and raise awareness of the requirements / expectations for all teaching assistants.
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Virtual

Teaching Assistant Workshop

This is our Virtual SEND Intervention (VSENDI) webinar (60 mins), in which we discuss expectations and approaches to help pupils with SEND in both mainstream and Special Schools return to school successfully and catch-up on missed work as quickly as possible after months at home. Our VSENDI training will give you the opportunity to discuss the differences in supporting pupils with SEND across a range of institutions, and to prepare you for the challenges you may face. It would be beneficial for attendees to have attended the ‘Best Use of Teaching Assistants for Intervention’ webinar prior to this webinar.
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Webinar

Virtual SEND Intervention

Differentiation is often seen as an ‘extra’; an extra thing to plan, an extra thing to remember, an extra thing to mark. Good teachers realise that effective differentiation SAVES time and effort, and helps maintain a much more positive climate for learning. Failure to differentiate at least one significant activity per lesson may leave higher and lower attaining pupils feeling frustrated and that you do not VALUE their learning (and by extension them). And then the disruption starts! We discuss four of the simplest and most effective ways of differentiating (upwards and downwards). The Education Development Manager (EDM) leading the webinar will elaborate on answers taken, where necessary.
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Face to Face

‘Painless’ Differentiation